Reboots and revivals are all the rage right now in the land of television but one show we’re unlikely to see raise from the dead any time soon is “True Blood,” at least according to Anna Paquin.
The Oscar-winning actress sat down with Variety magazine at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where she presented her new movie “The Parting Glass,” and was asked about her thoughts on a potential return to the vampire-filled town of Bon Temps.
“I don’t think so,” Paquin said. “For starters we killed off a lot of the characters, and some of the ensemble has passed away. Going back to rediscover the chemistry of that specific moment feels unsatisfying and makes what was amazing somehow less special.”
Paquin played the main character Sookie Stackhouse in the popular HBO series which ran for seven seasons between 2008 and 2014. However, the 35-year-old actress is focused on moving forward to new projects, rather than looking back to the past.
“I feel passionate about telling stories. I have an endless appetite for new challenges,” she explained. “One of the great things about my job is that every few months you get to move on to the next thing.”
The “X-Men” star also talked about her new film, “Glass,” a story about a family dealing with the suicide of one of the siblings. Paquin acts in and also produced the movie, which was written by Denis O’Hare, who also stars, and directed by Paquin’s husband, Stephen Moyer.
Paquin described the indie flick to Variety as “a challenging, dark, strangely uplifting and humorous at times family drama.” She also recognizes the film’s importance in a time when suicide is very much in the public consciousness.
“We always wanted this to be part of the de-stigmatization and discussion of mental health issues by sharing a personal story,” Paquin said. If we are more willing to have open conversations, she believed, “then perhaps people in their desperate moments might not feel they cannot reach out.”